ANDOVER, Mass. – Vesper Country Club’s Rich Berberian carded seven bridies to capture the New England PGA’s Stroke Play Series No. 5 with a five-under 67 at Indian Ridge Country Club on Tuesday, August 23rd.
Berberian shot three under on the front nine with birdies on holes one, four, five and eight. Another birdie on 12 put him at four under before a bogey on 15 brought him back to three under. He finished the round strong with birdies on the par-4 17th hole and par-5 18th hole to finish five-under overall for the title.
Berberian claimed the two-stroke victory over Shawn Warren (Falmouth CC – ME) and Greg Martin (Boothbay Harbor CC), who shot three-under 69s for a share of second place. Warren carded four birdies on the day. He shot one-under on the front nine and birdies on holes 11 and 12 gave him the final three-under. Martin was four-under through the front nine with birdies on one and nine, and an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. A birdie on 12 put Martin at five-under but bogeys on holes 13 and 16 finished him three-under and tied for second place overall.
Robert Tramonti (Triggs Memorial GC) and Frank Leja (The Club at New Seabury) tied for fourth place, shooting two-under, 70s. After a bogey on the first hole, Tramonti carded four birdies to finish the front nine three-under. A bogie on 18 put him at one-over on the back and two-under overall for a share of fourth place. Leja started the day with a birdie on the par-4 first hole. He carded two more birdies on the front, but bogeys on holes three and six put him at one under heading into the back nine. A double bogey on 11 brought Leja to one-over, but he carded three more birdies to finish two-under overall and tied for fourth.
Robert Bruso (Blackstone National GC), Kevin Murphy (Bradford CC), Todd Cook (Salem CC), and David Dionne (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club), and Ed Kirby (The Aquidneck Club) finished in a five-way tie for sixth place shooting one one-under 71s on the day.
Bruso shot an even 36 through the front nine before a birdie on 17 helped him clinch the one-under final 71. He carded a total of four birdies.
Murphy finished the front nine one-under with birdies on holes two and four. He finished the back nine even with three more birdies and a share of sixth place.
Cook shot one-under on the front with birdies on holes two, four and nine. A bogey on 14 and a birdie on 18 put him even on the back and one-under overall to claim a share of sixth place overall.
Dionne was two-under through the front nine with four birdies. Bogeys on holes 11 and 13 put him even with five holes to go. A birdie on 16, bogey on 17 and birdie on 18 finished him one-under overall and tied for sixth place.
Kirby was one-over with two birdies on the front nine. A bogey on 14 put him at two-over before he closed out the round with three birdies, on holes 15, 17 and 18 to finish one-under overall for a share of sixth place.
1 Rich Berberian Vesper Country Club 33-34–67 -5 $1,300.00
T2 Shawn Warren Falmouth Country Club – ME 35-34–69 -3 $942.50
T2 Greg Martin Boothbay Harbor Country Club 32-37–69 -3 $942.50
T4 Robert Tramonti Triggs Memorial Golf Course 33-37–70 -2 $602.50
T4 Frank Leja The Club at New Seabury 35-35–70 -2 $602.50
T6 Robert Bruso Blackstone National Golf Club 36-35–71 -1 $415.00
T6 Kevin Murphy Bradford Country Club 35-36–71 -1 $415.00
T6 Todd Cook Salem Country Club 35-36–71 -1 $415.00
T6 David Dionne Beverly Golf & Tennis Club 34-37–71 -1 $415.00
T6 Ed Kirby The Aquidneck Club 37-34–71 -1 $415.00
T11 Nathan Myers Ipswich Country Club 37-35–72 E $281.00
T11 Brendon Ray Point Judith Country Club 36-36–72 E $281.00
T11 Sean Irons Fall River Country Club 36-36–72 E $281.00
T11 Tom Tobey Sandwich Hollows Golf Club 35-37–72 E $281.00
T11 Rick Karbowski Auburn Driving Range 34-38–72 E $281.00
T16 Eric Barlow Winchester Country Club 39-34–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Dan Gillis Nabnasset Lake Country Club 37-36–73 +1 $77.00
T16 John Paesani The Bay Club At Mattapoisett 38-35–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Matt Arvanitis Southern New Hampshire University 35-38–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Brett Smestad Rochester Country Club 36-37–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Liam Friedman Wollaston Golf Club 36-37–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Gregg Richbourg Cape Cod National Golf Club 39-34–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Kevin Rhoads The Country Club 36-37–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Jeff Seavey Goose River Golf Course 32-41–73 +1 $77.00
T16 Greg Kelly Myopia Hunt Club 37-36–73 +1 $77.00
BLIND DRAW PRO-PRO
T1 John Paesani (The Bay Club At Mattapoisett) & Liam Friedman (Wollaston Golf Club) 33-31–64 -8
T1 David Dionne (Beverly Golf & Tennis Club) & (Greg Martin Boothbay Harbor CC) 30-34–64 -8
T1 Louis Rivers (Agawam Hunt) & Frank Leja (The Club at New Seabury) 32-32–64 -8
T4 Rich Berberian (Vesper Country Club) & Thomas Smith (Atkinson Resort & CC) 32-33–65 -7
T4 Ed Kirby (The Aquidneck Club) & Cameron Taylor (Portland Country Club) 34-31–65 -7
T6 Dan Gillis (Nabnasset Lake Country Club) & Shawn Warren (Falmouth Country Club – ME) 34-32–66 -6
T6 Gregg Richbourg (Cape Cod National Golf Club) & Kirk Hanefeld (Salem Country Club) 32-34–66 -6
T6 Robert Tramonti (Triggs Memorial Golf Course) & Peter Bracey (Woburn Country Club) 31-35–66 -6
T6 Tom Tobey (Sandwich Hollows Golf Club) & Kevin Murphy (Bradford Country Club) 32-34–66 -6
T10 Robert Bruso (Blackstone National Golf Club) & Aaron Ungvarsky (Topgolf International) 35-32–67 -5
T10 Matt Arvanitis (Southern New Hampshire University) & Nick Hallowell (The Country Club) 31-36–67 -5
T10 Zachary Mahan (Cohasset Golf Club) & John Geraci (Ponkapoag Golf Course) 33-34–67 -5
T10 Chris Carter (Hillview Golf Course) & Eric Barlow (Winchester Country Club) 33-34–67 -5
T14 Todd Cook (Salem Country Club) & Greg Yeomans (The Bay Club At Mattapoisett) 33-35–68 -4
T14 Michael Zaranek (Brattleboro Country Club) & Rick Karbowski (Auburn Driving Range) 32-36–68 -4
T14 Greg Kelly (Myopia Hunt Club) & John Rainone (North Kingstown Golf Course) 33-35–68 -4
Content submitted by New England PGA Communications Team